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5 Core Stretches For a Healthy Back

Static stretching is used to stretch muscles while the body is at rest or AFTER physical exertion, never before! Hold these stretches for 10-30 seconds. Repeat 2-4 times. Breath normally and avoid the tendency to hold your breath. When performed correctly you should feel a slight pull and some discomfort but not pain. Static stretches… Read More…

Dizziness–Vertigo

Vertigo can be a frightening experience, conjuring fears of falling, worries about possible stroke, and can also be significantly limiting in the ability to perform your normal daily activities. There are some very serious medical issues that can cause vertigo but most cases involve a less severe issue involving the inner ear referred to as… Read More…

Neck Pain

The cervical spine is a marvelous and complex structure. It is capable of supporting a head weighing 15 or more pounds while moving in several directions. No other region of the spine has such freedom of movement. However, this complexity of mobility, makes the neck susceptible to pain and injury. A common side effect of… Read More…

Sciatic Pain

Sciatic pain can range anywhere between a mild dull ache to a debilitating unbearable pain! Learn some causes, remedies and prevention… Pain originates in the spine and radiates down the back of the leg, buttocks, hip, or lower extremities. Sciatic pain typically affects only one side of the body. The pain associated with it can… Read More…

10 Tips For A Healthy Summer

With all the talk of health care these days, let’s not get confused about what health care actually is. Most people see health care as “sickness” care or reactive care. We get an illness or get sick, we go to our physician and get a “drug for the bug” and a “pill for the ill” and we… Read More…

Golf Performance and Chiropractic

I bet it wouldn’t surprise you that most golfers and top athletes need to keep their bodies at optimum function, and to help accomplish this enlist a chiropractor to be a part of their team. Golf involves a lot of spine and hip mobility.  From posture to backswing, at impact and follow through, the spine needs to… Read More…

Mother’s Day Massage

Massage Therapy | At The Gilbert Clinic There’s no better way to say “Thank You” than giving her the gift of massage!   Special Gift Certificates There’s no denying the power of bodywork through massage. Regardless what we call it (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek it out (stress relief, pain management, just feel good),… Read More…

Yoga

Yoga | At The Gilbert Clinic Yoga Calendar While there are more than 100 different types, or schools, of yoga, most sessions typically include breathing exercises, meditation, and assuming postures (sometimes called asana or poses) that stretch and flex various muscle groups. As a chiropractic physician, I focus a lot of my efforts on prevention… Read More…

Sports Injuries

Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician Chiropractors are well-known for their treatment of spinal pain, including neck, back and headache pain, and there is significant research to support chiropractic care for these problems. However, as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, one of a few in the state, Dr. Gilbert has additional training in the diagnosis and treatment… Read More…

Low Back Pain

Lower back pain can be caused by a variety of problems, spinal muscles, nerves, joints, discs or tendons in the lumbar spine. The most common causes of low back pain include: Nerve root irritation in the low back that go to the legs may be irritated Smaller nerves and surrounding tissues may be irritated and… Read More…

Core Breathing

Core posture and Core Breathing go hand and hand! We can survive for 20 days without eating. We can live for 5 days without drinking water.  But most of us will expire in less than 5 minutes without breath. We inherently know this but seldom realize the impact that poor breathing can have on our… Read More…

Headaches

There are two common types of  headaches with or without neck pain that accounts for over 90% of all headaches. These headaches are not attributed to any underlying disease process that may pose a serious threat to a patient’s health. These headaches include: Tension/Cervicogenic (originating from the neck) Migraine Treatment at The Gilbert Clinic can be very… Read More…

Upper Back/Arm Pain

Upper Back or Arm Pain | The Gilbert Clinic Because your neck is responsible for constantly supporting and moving your head (which can be about 14-16 pounds), it often can get injured. The spinal nerves in the neck (brachial plexus) send nerve impulses to areas of the upper body. These large bundle of nerves run down… Read More…

Osteoarthritis

Ostearthritis | The Gilbert Clinic Arthritis cant make life horribly painful and difficult and is one of the most common reasons for joint pains. The best defense against the development of osteoarthritis is to better take good care of joints not only in old age but throughout the life which is necessary to keep the joints lasting longer.… Read More…

25 Reasons to Join Team Gilbert

25 Reasons to Exercise with Team Gilbert | At The Gilbert Clinic Lifts Your Mood Builds Self-Esteem Keeps Your Brain Fit & Sharp Keeps Your Body Fit & Able Boosts Mental Health Boosts Your Immune System Reduces Stress Has Anti-Aging Effects Improves Sleeping Patterns Improves Joint Function Improves Muscle Strength Improves Food Digestion Increases Longevity… Read More…

Eating Meats and The Risk of Cancer

Eating Meats and The Risk of Cancer The World Health Organization (WHO) released a report this October linking processed meats and red med meats to an increased risk of certain cancers. Is this a real threat? How much is too much? Should I avoid these meats altogether? These are questions and concerns that the majority of people… Read More…

Athletes

Athlete Evaluation | At The Gilbert Clinic The challenges that athletes put their bodies through can differ from ordinary lifestyle stresses on the human structure.  The high activity level of any athlete is a good thing, as long as they are capable of maintaining proper posture and correct movement patterns. Do I Need to Be… Read More…

Whiplash

Auto Accidents and Whiplash | At The Gilbert Clinic By far, the most common injury in an auto accident is to the neck causing a whiplash injury. Whiplash is caused by a sudden movement of the head, backward, forward, or sideways, that results in damage to the supporting muscles, ligaments and other connective tissues in the… Read More…

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis | The Gilbert Clinic What Is It? Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves pain and inflammation of a thick band of tissue, called the plantar fascia that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes. Plantar fasciitis is… Read More…

Osgood-Schlatter disease

Osgood Schlatter Disease | The Gilbert Clinic What Is It? Osgood-Schlatter disease can cause a painful lump below the kneecap in children and adolescents experiencing growth spurts during puberty. Osgood-Schlatter disease occurs most often in children who participate in sports that involve running, jumping and swift changes of direction — such as soccer, basketball, figure… Read More…

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain Treatment | At The Gilbert Clinic Common Conditions Shoulder Sprains, Rotator Cuff Strains, Frozen Shoulder/Adhesive Capsulitis. Athletes who complain of pain should be functionally tested for contributing problems as well. Treatments Dr. Gilbert is highly trained not only in spinal adjustments but extremity manipulations and mobilizations as well. Manipulation to an extremity utilizes a quick but gentle maneuver… Read More…

Massage

Buy Gift Certificates Massage Therapy | At The Gilbert Clinic There’s no denying the power of bodywork through massage. Regardless what we call it (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek it out (stress relief, pain management, just feel good), massage therapy can be a powerful part of your healthcare regimen. Research continues to show the… Read More…

Wrist/Hand Pain

Wrist/Hand Pain Treatment | At The Gilbert Clinic Common Conditions Wrist Pain, Hand Pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendinitis, Trigger Finger, DeQuarvain’s Syndrome. Athletes who complain of pain should be functionally tested for contributing problems as well. Treatments Dr. Gilbert is highly trained not only in spinal adjustments but extremity manipulations and mobilizations as well. Manipulation to an extremity utilizes a quick… Read More…

Elbow Pain

Elbow Pain Treatment | At The Gilbert Clinic Common Conditions Tennis Elbow, Golfers Elbow, Tendinitis and Strains.  Athletes who complain of pain should be functionally tested for contributing problems as well. Treatments Dr. Gilbert is highly trained not only in spinal adjustments but extremity manipulations and mobilizations as well. Manipulation to an extremity utilizes a quick but gentle maneuver similar to… Read More…

Hip Pain

Hip Pain Treatment | At The Gilbert Clinic Common Conditions Hamstring Strain/Pull, Hip Flexor/Psoas Tendinititis, Referred Pain. Athletes who complain of pain should be functionally tested for contributing problems as well. Treatments Dr. Gilbert is highly trained not only in spinal adjustments but extremity manipulations and mobilizations as well. Manipulation to an extremity utilizes a quick but gentle maneuver similar to… Read More…

Ankle/Foot Pain

Ankle/Foot Pain Treatment | At The Gilbert Clinic Common Conditions Ankle Sprains, Sever’s Disease, Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendinitis. Athletes who complain of pain should be functionally tested for contributing problems as well. Treatments Dr. Gilbert is highly trained not only in spinal adjustments but extremity manipulations and mobilizations as well. Manipulation to an extremity utilizes a quick but gentle maneuver similar… Read More…

Sports Physician

Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician  Chiropractors are well-known for their treatment of spinal pain, including neck, back and headache pain, and there is significant research to support chiropractic care for these problems. However, as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, one of a few in the state, Dr. Gilbert has additional training in the diagnosis and treatment… Read More…

Knee Pain

Knee Pain Treatment | At The Gilbert Clinic Common Conditions Knee Sprains Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) Osgood-Schlater Disease Patellar Tendinitis Knee pain can also be a referred type pain that can been seen in conjunction with lower back problems and/or pelvic misalignment. Athletes who complain of pain should be functionally tested for contributing problems as well. Treatments Dr. Gilbert is highly trained… Read More…

Cholesterol Facts vs. Myths

Cholesterol Facts vs. Myths | The Gilbert Clinic Article by Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS and Stephen Sinatra, MD, FACN Authors of The Great Cholesterol Myth Cholesterol is a very misunderstood molecule. And though many people might not be aware of it, there has long been a vocal minority of doctors, researchers and health professionals who… Read More…

For Athletes, Risks From Ibuprofen Use – NYTimes.com

Many active people use the painkiller ibuprofen on an almost daily basis. In surveys, up to 70 percent of distance runners and other endurance athletes report that they down the pills before every workout or competition, viewing the drug as a preemptive strike against muscle soreness. But a valuable new study joins growing evidence that… Read More…

Contact Sports: How Much Is Too Much?

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)  should be a major concern for all parents whose children are involved in “impact” sports such as: Football, Hockey, Soccer, Basketball etc… A little bit of prevention goes a long way. Inform children and especially their coaches about the risks involved with repetitive head injuries! These are irreversible damages! Read More…

Medicine Should Catch Up to 21st Century!

According to Dr Mark Hyman, we’re at a watershed moment in science and medicine today. We used to try to find “the drug for the bug or the pill for the ill,” he says, “instead of really finding out how to treat the body as a system.” This involves completely rethinking diseases. Hyman says: We’re… Read More…

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Kevin Gilbert DC CCSP, Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician for: Marine City 48039 - Algonac 48001 - St. Clair 48079